From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON, June 7 — The House gave final Congressional approval today to legislation intended to ease restrictions on federal financing of embryonic stem cell research, sending a bipartisan measure to the White House that President Bush has pledged to veto.
From Sci-Tech Today:
Griffin made headlines last week when he told a National Public Radio interviewer he wasn’t sure global warming was a problem.
“I have no doubt that … a trend of global warming exists,” Griffin said on NPR. “I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.”
Griffin told JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) workers he tried to separate his opinions during the NPR interview, but that it got “lost in the shuffle.”
Griffin expressed regret for causing a stir, but never did say that what he said was stoopid!
And finally, from the Denver Post:
Lexington, Ky. – President Bush’s nominee for surgeon general, Kentucky cardiologist James Holsinger, has come under fire from gay rights groups for, among other things, voting to expel a lesbian pastor from the United Methodist Church and writing in 1991 that gay sex is unnatural and unhealthy.
Also, Holsinger helped found a Methodist congregation that, according to gay rights activists, believes homosexuality is a matter of choice and can be “cured.”